River Bend Center of Stamford Signs Long-term Lease with Bleachers


Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Bleachers, a live streaming media company, has signed a long-term lease for 9,500 square feet at 2 River Bend Center. NGKF Senior Managing Director Tim Rorick and Director Brad Soules led the transaction on behalf of the owner, River Bend Center, LLC.

Bleachers' lease represents a relocation for the firm from within the Stamford area and comprises the first floor of the three-story, multi-tenanted, office building. 2 River Bend Center is nestled along the Noroton River and tributary pond, providing a beautiful campus workspace setting. Bleachers will take occupancy during the first quarter of 2017.

"River Bend Center has been home to many high technology companies since its founding and we're pleased Bleachers is making River Bend its future home," said property manager Jonathan Turner.

About River Bend Center

River Bend Center is an expansive 40-acre campus located in the Springdale section of Stamford. The campus boasts the most advanced communications and electrical equipment in the area with 10 different fiber-optic providers, redundant power, generator back-up, free Wi-Fi in common areas, electric vehicle charging stations and 24/7 climate control. A diverse tenant roster including financial data services, medical research and development, disaster recovery, education and general manufacturing occupy the buildings. The park has shared full-service conference facilities including the Grand Pavilion conference room which accommodates up to 200 people for large scale meetings and events, a modern auditorium, beautifully appointed boardroom and multiple meeting rooms for daily activities. Other amenities of note are a full-service cafeteria and 1,457 parking spaces, all surrounded by scenic walking trails. River Bend also operates The Health Science Center, The Professional Center and The Specialist Center in Stamford, CT as well as Technology Park in Middlebury and Oxford, CT.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services.

NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick.